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Who We Are

As a result of our unique heritage, TIAA-CREF has a distinct culture of integrity, honesty and respect. We demonstrate an unparalleled commitment to our clients and participants. TIAA-CREF shares its success with participants by returning much of our profits in the form of dividends. But that generosity does not dilute our financial power—TIAA-CREF is a Fortune 100 company with 3.7 million participants and $464 billion in assets under management.1 We are a market leader who is committed to excellence across various individual and institutional products and services.

Our Mission: TIAA-CREF is dedicated to serving the retirement needs of those in the academic, medical, governmental, research, and cultural fields. And we will be there to guide them as they plan for - and live well - in retirement.

Our History: One of history’s greatest philanthropists, Andrew Carnegie, believed in using his wealth to serve the greater good. In 1918, the Carnegie Corporation of New York granted $1 million to start Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA). TIAA established the College Retirement Equities Fund (CREF), the first variable annuity, in 1952. This led to the organization known today as TIAA-CREF.

Our Values: We strive to set a new standard in financial services by aligning our interests with those of the people we serve. TIAA-CREF is guided by our values of integrity, respect, excellence and client commitment.


What We Do

TIAA-CREF provides a broad spectrum of products and services to its institutional and individual clients. We offer a wide range of investment products including mutual funds, annuities, brokerage services and managed accounts.

Individual Businesses: Products and services that support participants of TIAA-CREF.

Institutional Businesses: Support for academic, not-for-profit and medical institutions encompassing plan administrator tools, consultative guidance and products and services that deliver the best total value for them and for their employees’ retirement.

Supplemental Services: Value-added services that are not part of our core retirement-focused mission, including:

Asset Management: Works with private individuals to design a personalized investment strategy with annual reviews and ongoing support from a Portfolio Manager.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Our commitment to diversity underscores and strengthens our commitment to serve those who serve others. We leverage the diverse abilities of all employees to provide innovative, high-quality solutions that meet the changing needs of our clients.

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Awards and Rankings

TIAA-CREF has received numerous commendations for being a great place to work. Learn how we’ve been recognized.

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Office Locations

With more than 70 local offices across the U.S., TIAA-CREF has main offices in New York City, Charlotte and Denver.

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1 As of 12/31/11.

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